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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 17, 2012 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead FUCK RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

Rules are always broken, but you can always do everything you can do to lower the murder rate.

Communion is more about your relationship with Christ.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 17, 2012 11:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead FUCK RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

I do what I can, but if I was doing everything I could then I'd have to quit my job and abscond to an organic farm nestled in some fertile valley.

From the way my brain was programmed whilst I was a youngin, my relationship with Christ mainly revolves around the idea that acceptance of his love and wisdom can absolve me of my transgressions. So even if I kill some folks for starting a pussy riot, I can still go to heaven, right?

Even if I lead the Inquisition and wage a Holy War, I still have time to get good with JC.

Pardon my facetiousness, I just don't expect most people who consider themselves to be of some faith to actually follow the tenets of that faith.

Nevertheless, I must confess(!) that I was taught English by a devout Christian who heard the voice of God beckoning her to offer her services. We were in the public library and my parents were looking for books on tape for teaching English to children and they didn't have any. She stood against her logical mind at the urging of her heart and offered to teach me. An irreplaceable individual, a priceless, selfless act.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 18, 2012 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead FUCK RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

Indeed. What a wonderful gift you were given.

I don't understand why we humans can do such evil unto each other and still be in relationship with Christ. Of course that journey from evil to a relationship w/ J.C. involves a changing of the heart. But as you mention, you can backslide and call another Inquisition or molest 80 kids and you still get in. Even before the firing squad or strapped to a gunnery. I don't understand why (turning the other cheek I haven't even begun to understand).

I think if you are a person of faith you try and do the best you can everyday. What else can you do? No one can follow all the tenets of Christianity all the time. That's when I read of Christ's forgiveness of me it is a model of my forgiveness of others and hopefully others forgiveness of me when I have hurt them. If we were perfect we would not need such a teaching from Christ.